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HOME CARE/CARE ASSISTANTS/VACATION RESPITE CARE/LIVE IN CARE/SURVEALANCE CARE
Kei Homes is now looking in a new direction of delivering services for the retired or those impaired in that they can through their connections in UK and Spain, provide home care assistance in your existing home or provide respite care assistance when your existing carer needs a break. This service can be also provided if you want to go outside your country for a holiday. It also means that if you have a loved one who may have medical conditions and you would like them to join you in your adopted country, we can provide suitable accommodation or arrange the necessary help needed.
There are several good reasons for home care. Many people prefer home care to any other option. Home is a place of emotional and physical associations, memories and comfort. Although many people can be happy in assisted-living facilities, retirement communities or nursing homes – and for many people these are better options – leaving home can be disruptive and depressing for some people.
Home care is delivered at home. When people are not feeling well, most want to be at home. Home care keeps families together, which is particularly important in times of illness. Home care prevents or postpones institutionalization. Home care promotes healing. Home care allows maximum freedom for the individual, in contrast to institutions, which are regulated environments. Home care is personalized – tailored to the specific needs of each individual.
Responding to these simple and human needs requires substantial public commitment. This requires both a social and a political impetus, entailing changes in culture, attitudes and widespread education of all professionals, in both the community and institutions, in both the health care and social sectors as well as informal carers involved with people who need home care. It demands human commitment and flexible organizations more than expensive drugs and interventions and should
be a concern for all governments.
There are a few fundamental questions about the development of home care services. In many cases these would compare favourably with institutionalized forms of care in terms of cost-effectiveness, but organizing a network of services could be more challenging than running facilities such as nursing homes. Does this explain the path of service development?
Moreover, who is the right caregiver at home? The people requiring care – empowered and well trained – informal carers, nurses or physicians?
Wandat is the right combination of them in any given circumstance? Who is the appropriate case manager: the one who designs the care programme and controls it, trying to manage the different caregivers?
This publication presents these challenges with exemplary clarity, providing a concise overview of the best available evidence on home care, and a series of spotlights briefly describe some enlightening policies and programmes from cities around Europe.
Please contact us through our contact page on our web site www.kei-homes.com for further information, or telephone us on ++44 1494 700392.